Serious vulnerability reportedly leaves Samsung Galaxy S III and other devices wide open to malware

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User alephzain at xda-developers reported yesterday that they have identified a severe vulnerability in the Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note II, and potentially several other devices, that could give remotely downloaded apps the ability to read user data, brick phones, or perform other malicious activities. “The good news is we can easily obtain root on these devices and the bad is there is no control over it,” alephzain writes. While many vulnerabilities that pop up require physical access to a phone, multiple developers indicate that this newly-identified issue is far more severe, since it could allow apps downloaded from the Google Play Store an easy way to exploit the devices.

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